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January 13, 2012

City of Nanaimo workers ratify three-year deal

NANAIMO— CUPE municipal workers and the City of Nanaimo have ratified a new collective agreement.

750 members of CUPE 401 have approved a new deal that includes a two per cent wage increase in each of the three years, as well as significant improvements to extended health care coverage and improvements to the language.

CUPE 401 vice-president Laurence Amy says that the local “is pleased with the outcome from this round of bargaining.

December 15, 2011

Eleven three-year collective agreements ratified in Victoria

VICTORIA—Eleven CUPE bargaining units have ratified new three-year collective agreements with their respective employers and the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association (GVLRA).

CUPE 50, CUPE 333, CUPE 374, CUPE 410 and CUPE 1978 were all notified on December 14 that the GVLRA had voted in favour of ratifying the agreements.

October 21, 2011

CRD municipal workers reach tentative agreement

VICTORIA—CUPE Local 1978 and the Capital Regional District (CRD) have reached a tentative contract settlement.

Details will be released once the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the CRD and the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association have all ratified the new agreement. The parties were in negotiations for nearly six months. Their last collective agreement expired on Dec. 31, 2010.

CUPE Local 1978 represents approximately 570 CRD municipal workers.

October 14, 2011

Kent municipal workers ratify three-year deal

KENT—CUPE Local 458 workers have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with the District of Kent.

The municipal workers and the Council for the District have a new deal which expires on Dec. 31, 2013.  Included in the package are wage increases in each year, access to laser treatments under vision care and a direct pay drug card.

CUPE 458 president Bryan Bickley says that “the improvements we have been able to make in this agreement are consistent with those in neighbouring communities.

October 13, 2011

Victoria municipal workers reach tentative agreement

VICTORIA—CUPE Local 50 and the city of Victoria have reached a tentative agreement. Details will be released once the union, the city and the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association ratify the deal. The union’s ratification vote will be held on Oct. 17.

Negotiations began nearly six months ago for a contract that expired on Dec. 31, 2010.  A strike vote was taken last month.

September 14, 2011

PNE workers vote 92% in favour of strike

VANCOUVER—CUPE workers at the Pacific National Exhibition have given their bargaining committee an overwhelming 92-per-cent strike mandate.  The vote was taken Sept 12-13.

CUPE 1004 Business Agent Steve Varty says the result reflects the frustration that a deal has not been reached.  This is the first time in 25 years an agreement was not signed before the Fair. 

Contract talks broke down between the PNE and CUPE Local 1004 three weeks ago, but more talks have now been scheduled for next week.  The workers have been without a contract since Jan.

September 8, 2011

Strong strike mandate for Campbell River workers

CAMPBELL RIVER—CUPE members working for the City of Campbell River have voted 88.3 per cent in favour of strike action.

CUPE 401 Campbell River Unit president Blaine Gurrie reports that of the 161 permanent and auxiliary employees, 137 members came out to vote this week on whether they should strike.

“This is a very strong signal of member support for our bargaining committee,” says Gurrie, adding that the workers have been without a contract since Dec.

May 25, 2011

Four-year deal for Courtenay city workers

COURTENAY – CUPE municipal workers and the City of Courtenay have ratified a new collective agreement.

The 80 members of CUPE Local 556 have approved a four-year package that includes wage increases of 2 per cent, 2 per cent, 2.75 per cent and 2.25 per cent respectively and improvements to the fair distribution of work.

April 27, 2011

Courtenay city workers vote to strike for fairness and respect

COURTENAY—Last night, the city workers of Courtenay, represented by CUPE 556, voted 92 per cent to strike for fairness and respect on the job.  Despite huge budget surpluses, exorbitant managerial wages and substantial boosts to private contractor pay, the city workers are frustrated by the employer’s argument that they cannot afford to properly compensate city workers.

“Everyone deserves a fair share,” says Melissa Moroz, CUPE National representative and negotiator for CUPE 556.  “City workers are a proud part of what makes Courtenay work and it only makes sense that they

March 14, 2011

Contract session a first for the Kootenays

Participants at the three-day KDC meeting reviewed and discussed contract language in preparation for upcoming bargaining.CRANBROOK—CUPE members from municipalities throughout the Kootenays met this weekend in Cranbrook to review collective agreements and plan for municipal bargaining.

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